May 31, 2009
This is the drawing I did in my little video. I'm into this new long format thing. If people out there know about You tube, then you must know about You tube channels. I, of course have one. You can get to mine by clicking here. You will see a button that says subscribe. If you click it you will then be a subscriber to my channel. this way anytime I upload a new film or commercial I've made you will be notified. Also you can comment on any of my dumb films and tell me what a jackass I am. That would be lovely.
May 30, 2009
May 28, 2009
May 26, 2009
I did manage to make a few drawings this weekend. There was also time for a few new movies too. This drawing I did in the waiting room of a hospital. I couldn't find anything to draw. I noticed the orchid, so I sketched that. It wasn't until later that the receptionist sat down and I could only see the top of her head. Then I realized that I wanted to draw her also. I love the tension in the drawing. Her staring at a computer screen that is not seen in the drawing. It happened organically. Turned out pretty good I think.
May 21, 2009
Once again I am being swamped in my life. So many things are getting in the way of my drawing. It drives me nuts. I think about it all the time. Sleepless nights from not drawing and making my next dumb little film. Hopefully this weekend will offer some opportunities to get out and do what I love. Seems like it's suppose to rain but that will not stop me. This sketch is another example of me having to sneak a drawing at my work desk using reference. I need desperately to get out into the real world and draw. Soon.
May 17, 2009
When a new administration comes into office it takes them a while to look under the hood to see what it is they have really inherited. It's kind of like buying a used car. You have to drive it a few months to see what's right or wrong with it. George Bush inherited a country with zillions of dollars in surplus. Then he left Obama with a completely decimated United States. Bush even decimated his own party. Barak's first 100 days were spent looking to see just what the past administration left him. A real stink bomb. Let's hope we can get out of this mess in a few years. Things don't look good. At least we don't have Bush anymore.
May 15, 2009
May 13, 2009
May 11, 2009
I hated the old New York Mets stadium. It was called Shea and was built by Robert Moses in the sixties. Even he hated it. A giant cement bowl of nothingness. Yes there was a lot of good memories but few and far between. So I was very excited that the Mets finally built a new stadium. A week or two into the season I went to see it for myself. Citi Field. It was glorious. It was a festive night in which Gary Sheffield hit his 500th
home run and the Mets actually won. I love that you don't have to sit in your seats to watch the game. You can stroll about and visit the different food courts. No one bothers you if you stand around somewhere drinking a beer for ten minutes. I can't wait to get back. Now if only the lowly Mets could win a few games.
May 9, 2009
I used to subscribe to a lot of magazines. Now I don't get any. There are a few lying around my office because we place ads in them. This is a drawing I did from a photo in one of them. Just like video killed the radio star, The internet has obliterated the friggin magazine. Too bad, I used to really enjoy them.
May 6, 2009
Yun took me to Philadelphia. She wanted to see something called the Barnes collection. This was Greek to me. I've come to learn that some dude named Albert Barnes bought more important paintings than any human on earth at the turn of the century. He developed some antiseptic product that made him very rich. He then set out to buy every Picasso, Monet, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Manet, Modigliani in sight. He has like 20 of each. He used to hang them in his factory so the workers could enjoy fine art. There were even art classes that his factory workers were required to take. A guy with interesting ideas indeed. At some point he bought an arboretum to house all this stuff. He hung everything in a quirky kind of order. It is piled high on every square inch of walls in room after room. The art is probably worth a zillion dollars. I read that during the depression he bought one of the Picasso's for a hundred bucks. I've made more selling a painting than that. Once I was in there though, I was fried in 2 seconds. There was painting after painting of fat nude ladies. Is that all these dudes painted? It was hard to look at because there was way too much. It all turned into mush for me. I stared at a few Renoir's and then sat and rested my eyes. Later we went to Yun's friend's house and I was able to do my own little drawing for myself. Maybe someone will hang this in a factory someday.
May 3, 2009
Butch Belair and I finally got out to draw. It seemed like we haven't drawn in ten months. Of course I had to try and make a stupid movie too. It's so much work but I managed to do it. The music I did on garage band. I'd like to make more if I could just find the time.